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Employment Specialist

Company: Cape Fear Group, INC
Location: New Bern
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCape Fear Vocational Services Employment Specialist/Part time Salary $16 an hour Who we are: Cape Fear Vocational Services is a progressive and dynamic organization dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and/or vocational barriers in reaching their employment goals. Established in 1991, our organization has a long history of meeting the needs of the individuals we serve. Our organizational mission is to assist people in becoming active community members through our person-centered program of goal development and skill acquisition. Our staff take a true person-centered approach and focus on the individuality of each participant. We are looking for candidates in Craven County and surrounding counties to work with us in accomplishing our overall mission and goals. Under the supervision of the Supported Employment Director or Assistant Director, Employment Specialists provide direct support and coaching to enable participants in achieving their employment goals. We offer nationally accredited paid training, competitive salary, and mileage reimbursement to employees. Job Description and Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-the-job training to assist and support participants in mastering the tasks required for the position obtained.
  • Interface with employers to build community relationships and assist in successful job placements.
  • Perform prevocational activities including but not limited to; mock interviewing, resume building, application assistance, and problem solving.
  • Develop rapport with Participants to ensure the most suitable job match is attained.
  • Due to the dynamic nature of the position, the ideal candidate will be able to multi-task, manage time effectively, and display the ability to communicate productively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • This position requires open availability and flexibility to coordinate with the training needs of the participants.
  • Act as a positive role model at all times through positive reinforcement, encouragement, and resource sharing.
  • Due to the autonomy of this position, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, self-direction, and motivation to work independently while still being an active part of the team.
  • Advocating on behalf of program participants to always ensure equal opportunities.
  • Model and maintain good work habits to include punctuality, communication, a positive attitude, professional appearance, and accountability.
  • Complete all necessary documentation as assigned by supervisor.
  • Occasional transportation may be provided for participants.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
  • This position starts off as part-time with the ability to move to full-time after 90 days depending on performance and company needs. Education Requirement:
    • At minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred in Human Services. Experience Requirements:
      • Experience working in a Human Services environment preferred. Cape Fear will provide training to individuals with limited experience. Clearance Requirements:
        • Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
        • Healthcare Registry Check
        • Criminal Background Check
        • Pre-employment drug screening required
        • TB skin test
        • Valid Driver's license and reliable transportation with proof of insurance

Keywords: Cape Fear Group, INC, Jacksonville , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , New Bern, North Carolina

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